OpenVPN Client Export Problem



  • I am fairly new to pfsense, but have run other software firewalls in the past - mostly shorewall.

    I am having trouble with OpenVpn client exports after installing the package.  I used the OpenVPN Wizard, but I don't see any client install packages.

    I am using the very latest build from 8/10.  I have tried rerunning the wizard, but always end up with the same data.  I have also searched the forums and not found an answer.

    Here are screenshots from my setup:

    Any advice on what steps to try?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You need to create a user (System > User Manager), and generate/import a certificate for that user.

    Then you can export an installer which has that user's keys in it.



  • Jimp,
      Thanks for the help.

    However, I still don't see anything in client export.

    Updated Pictures:



  • The user's cert must be from the same CA as the OpenVPN server is using. That's the only other scenario I can think of that makes it not show there.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    And is your OpenVPN server PKI or peer to peer?

    It should be PKI to use the exporter, and it should also use the same CA as the user cert.

    Usually just running through the wizard and then adding a user with a cert is enough to make it show up.



  • @cmb:

    The user's cert must be from the same CA as the OpenVPN server is using. That's the only other scenario I can think of that makes it not show there.

    That was it.  Thanks!


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